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Duel Purpose Weapon

DUEL PURPOSE WEAPON

She always did have
A soft spot for irony
Both crutch and breastplate

Feast Days And Fast Days (22b)

FEAST DAYS AND FAST DAYS

Celebrate
Meanwhile others starve?
Best forget
Otherwise
It becomes difficult to
Enjoy food at all

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Shadorma November

Belt And Braces

BELT AND BRACES

Even when drifting
In a cloud of unknowing
It’s a good idea
To keep your wits about you
After all you never know

Soulmate

SOULMATE

You understand me
You accept me as I am
That’s irony, right?

Irony And Ignorance

IRONY AND IGNORANCE

The ant and the elephant

Each mistress of her own kingdom
And victim (twice) of history

Each ignorant of the other
Yet both have the same ending

Strange the way things work out

Healthy Eating

HEALTHY EATING

An avocado
A piece of chocolate cake
No overall plan

Grouch

GROUCH

It’s not a poem
No rhyme, nor even rhythm
Prose with pretensions

Misnomer

MISNOMER

How odd it is that
Freedom, far from being free
Is rather costly

Perhaps (More Prose With Pretensions)

PERHAPS (MORE PROSE WITH PRETENSIONS)

Perhaps …
Just for the sake of argument
That my unique point of view
Might change the world if only
– And never you mind the size of
Of that “if only” – I put it out there

Perhaps …
It’s that I’m a little lacking in hubris
But I’m not convinced it would help
Hitler, Mao Tse-tung spring to mind
And I may not wake up tomorrow
When the reforms will surely go to pot

Perhaps …
It might be an idea to have a back-up plan
So if I do ever find myself unexpectedly
Importuned by some benighted meanderer
Having handily both Lao Tzu and Chuang Tzu
I’ll give them the books, and an encouraging smile

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